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New Haven – The St. Andrew Apostle Society will hold its 118th Annual Italian Festa near historic Wooster Square from June 21 through June 24. More than 100 years after the first immigrants from the Italian Amalfi coast settled in New Haven, their culture and traditions live on.  Admission is FREE!  Sensational tenor Micheal Castaldo and his La Vita dolce Band will perform live from on Sunday, June 24th. Throughout the feast will be Italian singers, strolling musician and accordionists to entertain. Feast hours are Thursday and Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 4-10pm and Sunday, 2:30-8pm. Fair grounds are located at 515 Chapel Street. Visit www.ssaanewhaven.com for more info and find us on FaceBook.


Essex County – Summer Music 2018 series is once again underway in Essex County Parks. Fireworks and New Jersey Symphony will be held on June 29 in Branch Brook Park in Newark at 7:30pm.  Garden State Radio will appear on July 6; The Infernos on July 20 and Jazz Under the Stars, all at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, starting at 7:30pm. Family Fun Nights at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange are held every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer. For more information call 973-268-3500 or visit www.essexcountynj.org.

Morris Township – The Hanover Wind Symphony will present a free summer concert on June 27 at Memorial Junior School, 61 Highland Ave., Whippany, and on July 10 at Ginty field, 50 Woodland Ave. in Morris Township. The “Winds Beneath My Wings” concert series is free and begins at 7 p.m. Musical director and conductor is Matthew Paterno of Parsippany. For further information about the Hanover Wind Symphony visit www.hanoverwinds.org.

Nutley – On Sunday, July 1, a special dinner to celebrate your Castellane and Molisane roots will be held at Mamma Vittoria, 160 Franklin Avenue, from 1-6pm. Adults, $40 and $20 for children (under 3 are free). Makes checks payable to Societa Oriundi Castellani and mail to: Mirella Cifelli, 110 Bananier Drive, Toms River, NJ 08757. Call 973-495-5112 for more information.


East Norwich – The Italian American Museum will sponsor their 16th Annual Golf Classic on June 25 starting with an 11am shotgun. The event will be held at Pine Hollow Country Club, 6601 Route 25A in East Norwich. All players are entered to win a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia.  For more information about the event call 888-324-9515 or email: [email protected].

Katonah – The celebratory, family-friendly Independence Day Fair in honor of America’s founding will be hosted by the Bedford-Armonk Rotary on July 4 (rain or shine) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at John Jay Homestead in Northern Westchester. The Fair features readings of the Declaration of Independence, petting zoo, stilt walker, log cutting, 18th Century Equestrian Demonstration, pony rides, crafts, historic house tours, hayrides, live music, discovery centers, fishing, pet adoption, student art show, and food from the grill and other refreshments. The event offers a festive way for families to explore the National Historic Landmark home of Founding Father and America’s first Chief Justice John Jay. Admission is free for the grounds and Declaration readings (11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.); food and most activities (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) are available by ticket purchase. John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located at 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536 – a short taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North Station. For more information, visit www.bedfordarmonkrotary.org or email [email protected].

New York – NOIAW will host author Angela Sciddurlo Rago on June 26, from 6-8:30pm at the Azure Building, 333 East 91st Street. Yesterday’s Sky! is a novel about the saga of a poor family in a small town in southern Italy during the 1950s. Angela will present what the novel and characters mean to her and how it reflects life in any part of southern Italy in that period.  She will also read excerpts from the book and present several of her own paintings representing characters from the novel. The program will conclude with a book signing and an opportunity to purchase the book. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: members $10; non-members and guests $20.

New York – June is the month of the Tarantella, the Tarantula Bite and the Feast of the Taranti. Join Alessandra Belloni and the music dance and theater company I Giullari di Piazza at the Cathedral of St. John the divine in New York City for the second annual Feast of the Taranti on June 29. Tickets are $30 and reservations may be made by calling 866.811.4111 or www.stjohndivine.org.